From an Algorithmic Information Theory and general systems perspective, matter can be conceived of as an optimally concise algorithmic compression of energy. Continue reading Cosmological Algorithms
The key selection factor for successful pattern self-replication in a transmission medium is the extent to which the information content of that message also (reflexively) supports the propagation of the integrated or gestalt information system represented by the networked transmission medium itself.
Continue reading Information System Reflexivity
Humanity spends far too much time bickering and fighting over how we will collectively move forward to ever actually get on with the very serious business of actually ensuring our own continuity, survival and ongoing tenure on this planet. Continue reading Directionless: The Teleological Vacuum of Global Civilisation
Cultural and cognitive information systems (and the individuals they inhabit) are implicitly oriented towards the systemic self-replication of patterned complexity. Continue reading Disentangling Cognitive Biases
Human minds are self-propagating patterns of information that are implicitly biased towards seeking biological, cultural and technological methods of reproduction. Continue reading Self-Propagating Memetic Information Systems
A core human psychological trait of small-scale tribal herding may work against the kind of global organisational unity and cooperation required to cultivate substantive industrial and economic change in the limited time still available to us. Continue reading On Tribal Narratives and Environmental Catastrophe
The road to hell is paved with populist simplicities. Continue reading Populist Simplicity